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Finance Ministry | Budget 2021 | Union Budget

Dilasha Seth & Indivjal Dhasmana 



Expenditure Secretary T V Somanathan
Expenditure Secretary T V Somanathan

Expenditure Secretary T V SOMANATHAN tells Dilasha Seth and Indivjal Dhasmana that the provision to the farm sector, despite imposition of agriculture infrastructure cess, is not higher in 2021-22 (FY22), compared to the Revised Estimates (RE) of 2020-21 (FY21) because some states have not participated in the biggest scheme in the sector — PM-Kisan. Edited excerpts:

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First Published: Wed, February 03 2021. 06:10 IST

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